Creative Writing

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing program introduces students to the whole process of writing. We provide a wide range of courses – from creative endeavors to genre-specific writing courses such as poetry writing, creative non-fiction and fiction writing. The goal of each upper-level writing course is to produce “publishable” works.

What can I do with a major in Creative Writing?

The Humanities major provides a wide range of flexibility. It develops critical reading and thinking, logical and analytical thinking, argumentation, creativity, advanced writing skills, communication skills, research skills, ability to understand ideas and values, sensitivity to cultural differences, aesthetic understanding, questioning skills, time and resource management skills, linguistic skills, etc.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Creative Writing.

4 Year Creative Writing Degree Plan

Where are internships and partnerships are available for students in the Creative Writing program?

What are graduates of the Creative Writing Program doing now?

  • Amy Nemecak – Freelance editing for Baker Publishing Group
  • Matt Saler – Web Content Specialist for Elexicon Inc.

With a major in Creative Writing, what are some interesting classes I may take?

  • Poetry Writing: An advanced workshop in poetry writing, with the intent of producing publishable work.
  • Fiction Writing: A workshop in the writing of short stories and novel fragments, with the intent of producing publishable work.
  • Creative Endeavors: Maximize the creative impulse. Engage soul-level tools that keep creativity fresh: journaling, filling the “well,” and other exercises in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Creative Endeavors frees, equips, and develops creativity regardless from which field the creativity arises.

Faculty Publications:

2001 | VanDyke, Michael. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Opponent of the Nazi Regime. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Pub.

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Creative Writing?